Philippines (1832-34) c/s 8 reales KM 72

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Aureo sale 238, lot 269
This specimen was lot 269 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 260 euro (about US$412 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Manila. (Resello (MBC+) F.7º bajo corona sobre 8 reales de México 1822 JM. MBC-. (Manila, F.7º with low crown counterstamp on 1822 eight reales of Mexico. Nearly very fine.)"
This counterstamp was applied 1832-34 to Latin American pesos arriving in Manila from the newly independent republics, none of which were recognized by Spain. The SCWC lists over forty different types receiving this counterstamp; this Iturbide eight reales is one of the scarcer undertypes.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cal. 536, KM 72, De Mey 1000.


  • Basso, Aldo P., Coins, Medals and Tokens of the Philippines, Menlo Park, CA: 1968.
  • Ganzon de Legarda, Angelita, Piloncitos to Pesos, A Brief History of Coinage in the Philippines, Manila: Bancom Development Corporation, 1976.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.

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